|"The Rainbow And The Rose", by British author Nevil Shute, was written in 1958, and takes place in Tasmania. Johnnie Pascoe, a retired commercial and military pilot, crashes his plane, and is injured and unconscious. Ronnie Clarke, a pilot who was taught to fly by Johnnie Pascoe, volunteers to rescue his teacher. While staying at the injured pilot's house, Ronnie Clarke experiences, in flashback, events in Johnnie Pascoe's life. This is an thrilling book, with some technical airplane / flying aspects, but also with a sense of place in Tasmania.
-- Added by pittsburghpolish on 01/16/2014